When I started this Grateful series at the at the beginning of 2012, I had no idea of how it would work or what shape it would take. In that first post, Grateful 52, I wrote: I can’t help but wonder what our world would be like if more people took the time to give thanks – to themselves and to others. Thanks for the little things that make life worth living. Thanks for the people in our lives who keep us sane. And thanks for karma – who will, at the end of the day, make sure that all wrongs are righted. Six years later, I’m still grateful. This regular practice of gratitude enriches my life and marks the closure of my week.

2018 Grateful 1

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2018 is drawing to a close. 2019 is almost upon us. Himself and…
Tom Thumb's Alphabet

2018 Grateful 2

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I wasn't a half hour in the door from the airport when my 92-year-old…

2018 Grateful 3

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I got a right old slap in the face this week. Shocking really.…

2018 Grateful 4

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Sometimes I amaze myself.  I really and truly amaze myself with…

2018 Grateful 5

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The massive earthquake in Alaska last week prompted me to email…

2018 Grateful 6 | Making the Move

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Things have been a little scatty lately. What with my recent…

2018 Grateful 7

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I caught the last train to the village on Thursday night. I'd…

2018 Grateful 8

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I was at home at the weekend. A brief in and out to see how the…
Thai food

2018 Grateful 9

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I like to eat out, to go out for dinner, to have a long lazy…